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Pay in advance online to get $10 off regular price. Other discounts:  

Other savings at   available with advance payment 

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Appointment calendar below this section helps you set up an orientation time before your PuppyLove or Basic Manners session

Please Let us know if you need any assistance with online payment & class signup -- we are happy to help you. 

You may print your form to save time in your session though discounts may not apply



ONLY REFERS TO KEEPING YOUR INFORMATION IN THE CART FOR FUTURE PURCHASES. Please send back the class form provided below, completed, with payment to hold your spot in a class.

 Let us know when your register if you will be away during any of your regular class days.

We include extra weeks for free makeup dates for those planned events and for serious emergencies. 

Class/registration rules, guidelines, reminders

Beginner series prices

  • $195 / 10 weeks Osteen, 7 weeks DeLand
  • Automatic $10 discount for registering/paying online at least one day before orientation
  • See Discounts page - more cost savings, work study, barter opportunities
  • Private makeup classes in Osteen  $25 per hour throughout series weeks
  • Extra discount for clinic clients taking class at Spring Oaks Animal Care Center, DeLand (discount code SpringOaks)
  •  Returning students bringing their next dogs to PuppyLove or Basic Manners pay $150 if they register & pay in advance (discount code WelcomeBack) 
  • Discounts, work study & barter options available

Free agility introduction

 PuppyLove & Basic Manners sessions in Osteen include Jump Start free optional agility equipment introduction.  

DeLand students may also attend Osteen sessions free (when space permits) during the dates of your series. 

 Emergency class postponement 

 Our very-rare emergency class cancellation announcements are posted on the web page, voicemail & via Facebook. A last-minute emergency would include a phone call, text &/or email to students in that session.

Outdoor sessions can move indoors for rainy, cold & very hot weather in Osteen, & do not affect our mostly-indoor classes in DeLand at all. 

 There are even many agility skills that can be practiced indoors to prepare you and your dog.

Multiple Household Members in Class

  • All household members encouraged to participate in training dogs in class & at home. 
  •  For some exercises there is one handler at a time per dog in class but adults may trade off as handlers during class. 
  • At least one person who has attended an orientation session must be at each session
  • All handlers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult in all classes unless special permission has been obtained from Best Paw Forward Inc. 

Footwear guidelines


  • Secure, athletic-style footwear that will not slip off
  • Non-slip or rubber soles
  • High-heeled & platform footwear prohibited
  • Sandals & open-toed shoes not allowed in agility & other programs (barefoot allowed , weather permitting, if you permit. You are responsible for all consequences)

Extra group classes free

Free drop-ins included in Osteen group classes, class size permitting

  • Extra help & training time
  • Makeup sessions for missed classes
  • Have a long-scheduled vacation or event conflict? Let us know at signup to get an extra an extra week or two added to your package.
  • Health, work, family crisis? Talk to us about getting extra time to gt your dog trained 
  • Private makeup classes in Osteen  $25 per hour throughout your series dates
  • Makeup classes in your home at regular on-the-road prices

Children in class

We love having kids in all regular classes. 

  • An adult must attend & participate in all classes with any minor unless special permission is obtained in advance
  • Adult is required to hold leash at all times in PuppyLove, Basic Manners, Manners Plus classes (except during  off-leash PuppyLove work & play) 
  • Manners Plus handler under the age of 16 must have completed our PuppyLove program with the dog, must use a Gentle Leader head collar & must have advance permission from instructor
  • Children must remain with household members at all times
  • Children who have actively participated in our group classes naturally earn more privileges with dogs in advanced programs 
  • Detour Doggie Delinquents programs for dogs with serious social issues restricted to attendees age 16 & older


refund policy

Our open door policy at our Osteen site makes it easy to check out our program before you register.  Please use our driving directions or a frequently-updated program like Waze.

For class cancellations one week or less before your first class, you will receive credit for an upcoming series, private class or workshop that begins within six months of start date of first class. 

There will be a $25 fee for earlier cancellations made before the first meeting with an instructor.